In September 2010 the University Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) was launched covering Bournemouth University and the Arts University Bournemouth (back then it was the Arts University College Bournemouth). The team consisted of Pc Andy Scarratt and PCSO Majid Samadi with Sgt Gemma Barber overseeing the team. These officers are still in post today.
The team was created as it was clear that the number of people (both staff and students) in the University family was larger than some community areas covered by other SNT’s. The primary role of the University SNT is to provide a police presence on the campuses and be a point of contact for all who attend the university.
Nearly 5 years on the team is well established on the campuses and has good links with both Student Unions and various other departments. The role continues to develop building on from previous years experiences to ensure that incidents that occurred are examined to ensure that similar issues are prevented and that Crime Prevention advice is given to staff and students to prevent them becoming victims of similar incidents.
The University SNT have an office on the BU campus in Talbot House on the 1st floor (in the building where the medical centre is). If staff or students have any concerns they feel the Police should be aware of please don’t hesitate to go and speak with them or email them on email@example.com
SNT Newsletter Jan 2015